The Valleys

Things to see and do

Featured attractions
GuardianGuardianTake a peek
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryCyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryTake a peek
Caerphilly CastleCaerphilly CastleTake a peek
Big Pit: National Coal MuseumBig Pit: National Coal MuseumTake a peek
Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreParc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreTake a peek
Explorers Wanted

The Valleys has more than enough to fill the longest of weekend breaks!

It’s one of the many unexpected things about The Valleys. Did you know, for example, that we’re home to one of Europe’s biggest and best medieval castles (it’s smack in the middle of Caerphilly – you can’t miss it)? Or the scenic Brecon Mountain Railway a narrow-gauge railway where you get on in Merthyr Tydfil and get off in the heart of the Brecon Beacons? Or our very own World Heritage Site at Blaenavon, an equivalent of the Taj Mahal and Great Wall of China?

All this together with numerous heritage sites, green country parks and great stories means that there is something new to explore each weekend!


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Ty Ebbw Fach

Ty Ebbw Fach, Chapel Road, Six Bells, Abertillery

Ty Ebbw Fach is the visitor centre at Six Bells servicing Guardian, Parc Arrael Griffin and The Ebbw Fach Trail. The building has meeting space, t...

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Llanyrafon Mill

Llanyrafon Way, Cwmbran,

The Mill is one of the few surviving triple stone water mills left in the country.

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Chartist's Cave

Trefil Las, Trefil, Tredegar,

The Chartist's Cave is located in a prominent knoll on the open, exposed moorland of Trefil Las. The cave’s main claim to fame rests on strong local ...

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Tredegar Town Clock

The Circle, Tredegar,

Built in 1858, the iron clock tower is a symbolic reminder that the town's existence and growth was due to the production of iron. The site chosen w...

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Clydach Ironworks

Station Road, Clydach, Brynmawr,

This historically important ironworks site consists of excavated and semi-restored ruins of a blast furnace. At the lower end of the Clydach Gorge, t...

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Tredegar Local History Museum

Tredegar Library, The Circle, Tredegar

Overlooked by Tredegar Town Clock, the museum has a varied collection of artefacts reflecting the industry and life of this important iron making tow...

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Lady of Penrhys


The Lady of Penrhys is situated at one of the most terrific viewpoints of the region, giving splendid views over the Rhondda Valleys.

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Parc Slip Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

Tondu, Bridgend,

Parc Slip Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre is an area of 300 acres containing a fantastic mix of habitats such as grassland, woodland and wetlands, ...

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Blaen Bran Community Woodland

Upper Cwmbran Road, Cwmbran,

The 100 acre Woodland at Upper Cwmbran is officially known as Coed Gwain Y fferiad.

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Cwmbran Boating Lake

Llanfrechfa Way, Cwmbran,

Cwmbran Boating Lake is only a few minutes walk from Cwmbran town centre.

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